André Fenton is working on three related problems: how brains store information in memory; how brains coordinate knowledge to selectively activate relevant information and suppress irrelevant information; and how to record electrical activity from brain cells in freely-moving subjects. He and his colleagues identified PKMzeta as the first memory storage molecule, a discovery identified by Science as one of the ten most important breakthroughs in all the science reported in 2006. Recordings of electrical brain activity in Fenton’s lab are elucidating the physiology of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia. Fenton is a professor of neural science at New York University’s Center for Neural Science and founder of Bio-Signal Group Corp.
André Fenton was a featured speaker at Smithsonian magazine’s The Future is Here conference on June 1. See a video of his talk below: